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  1. Comment on What do you guys think about socialism or other utopias? in ~talk

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    It'd be nice but it's a Third Law of @asoftbird kind of thing: one person will always ruin it for the rest of the group. That and l really don't see it happening considering our entire society...

    It'd be nice but it's a Third Law of @asoftbird kind of thing: one person will always ruin it for the rest of the group.

    That and l really don't see it happening considering our entire society revolves around capitalism.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    I'm not American but l'm worried for my friends who live there. A PR friend of mine expects Biden to completely forget about his island where, for instance, just today there's been three power...

    I'm not American but l'm worried for my friends who live there. A PR friend of mine expects Biden to completely forget about his island where, for instance, just today there's been three power outages already. Hoping for the best, but it doesn't look good.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    Also, the ethanol added to gasoline (10% EtOH over here) attracts water, which due to the apolar/polar phase separation sinks to the bottom, where the fuel pump is. Fuel pump pumps water, things...

    Also, the ethanol added to gasoline (10% EtOH over here) attracts water, which due to the apolar/polar phase separation sinks to the bottom, where the fuel pump is. Fuel pump pumps water, things break, engine doesn't like it.
    Had this happen with fuel from an old jerrycan in the garage; it apparently contained a little bit of water which my engine really did not like. After draining it still worked though it'd permanently rev up +500rpm in idle, probably due to a valve stuck open or something.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    Don't know what it's like wherever you're from but over here you'd put this in a hazardous chemicals box and deliver it to your local recycling center once full. Same for CFL bulbs, batteries,...

    Don't know what it's like wherever you're from but over here you'd put this in a hazardous chemicals box and deliver it to your local recycling center once full.
    Same for CFL bulbs, batteries, unused medicine and other solvents.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    Just for the record, you did hold the can upside down while refilling?

    I tried charging a lighter with it but I can’t get a flame

    Just for the record, you did hold the can upside down while refilling?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Oh, me neither ;)

    I'm not doing a subscription for that stuff.

    Oh, me neither ;)

    7 votes
  7. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Adobe's CS6 software. It's about 8 years old now, but vastly outperforms the newer CC software packages. I don't know why, but a lot of software packages (Adobe's, Office) are incredibly slow,...

    Adobe's CS6 software. It's about 8 years old now, but vastly outperforms the newer CC software packages.
    I don't know why, but a lot of software packages (Adobe's, Office) are incredibly slow, even on high end hardware.

    PS takes about 10 minutes to load a short 15-second video file to frames, as well as taking about 10 minutes before the Open... GUI even opens at all. It decides to live in about 8GB ram at most, even though I've got a lot more than that. There's space, try using it.

    And Office programs....The programs already freeze if I try to resize the window or move them to a different monitor. Slow and uneccessarily bloated.

    19 votes
  8. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    iPhone SE here, not because I can't get a newer phone but because I prefer smaller iPhones, ones that actually fit in my hands and pockets. They're also quite thick compared to newer models, I...

    iPhone SE here, not because I can't get a newer phone but because I prefer smaller iPhones, ones that actually fit in my hands and pockets. They're also quite thick compared to newer models, I really don't like the flimsy stuff since someone decided 'we' want a phone that's as thin as possible.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    l'm here, just mostly lurking / fixing tags if someone else hasn't already. The amount of lurkers often far outweighs the amount of active commenters, at least for other sites.

    l'm here, just mostly lurking / fixing tags if someone else hasn't already. The amount of lurkers often far outweighs the amount of active commenters, at least for other sites.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Oceans of code programming challenge in ~comp

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    l'd like to see the base program it provides before having to sign up, l'm not too great at coding so a decent start is a nice-to-have.

    l'd like to see the base program it provides before having to sign up, l'm not too great at coding so a decent start is a nice-to-have.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Played it a bit so far, it's really fun, thanks!

    Played it a bit so far, it's really fun, thanks!

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Susumu Hirasawa - Cambodian Limbo in ~music

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    Found this artist a few weeks ago and have been listening to his works for the entire month afterwards. This one's my favorite so far, it's a sound I haven't really heard anywhere in...

    Found this artist a few weeks ago and have been listening to his works for the entire month afterwards. This one's my favorite so far, it's a sound I haven't really heard anywhere in Western-styled music.
    I normally don't listen to Japanese music, much less pop music, but this just seems to tickle a specific sense I didn't know I had.

    Another favorite so far:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZmxV1SdfDI

  13. Comment on password: a game about key presses and reaction time in ~creative

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    Neat, but I don't see how this might combat depression.

    Neat, but I don't see how this might combat depression.

  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Got a switch incoming this week, definitely playing this! Looks very fun from what l saw in the trailer, thanks for the recommendation!

    Got a switch incoming this week, definitely playing this! Looks very fun from what l saw in the trailer, thanks for the recommendation!

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Are you having any (professional) "I told you so" moments? in ~tech

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    Same, though creativity isn't really my profession but more like a hobby. Think l just need some internet offtime for a while, let thoughts run free, etc.

    Same, though creativity isn't really my profession but more like a hobby. Think l just need some internet offtime for a while, let thoughts run free, etc.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Are you having any (professional) "I told you so" moments? in ~tech

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    Pitching in to say I've been running at 10% capacity for the past 3 weeks. Working from home really isn't my thing.

    Pitching in to say I've been running at 10% capacity for the past 3 weeks. Working from home really isn't my thing.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Help with wiring my house for Ethernet in ~comp

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    I probably can't help you on the specifics, but: Get shielded cables. I've made that mistake once, and the electromagnetic interference from the fridge's power cord shut down my internet at fairly...

    I probably can't help you on the specifics, but: Get shielded cables. I've made that mistake once, and the electromagnetic interference from the fridge's power cord shut down my internet at fairly regular intervals. Avoid putting that cable anywhere near AC power lines.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Alternatives to desktop speakers in ~tech

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    Get a good Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic and you won't even feel the headphones covering your ears. I've got a second-hand HD660S and I often forget it's on since it's so lightweight.

    Get a good Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic and you won't even feel the headphones covering your ears. I've got a second-hand HD660S and I often forget it's on since it's so lightweight.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Your spring organizing checklist in ~life

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    I've been doing this with a folded paper towel which I replace once in a few days, it's pretty nice as I lack a drying rack (besides not having any space for that anyway!).

    When my sister moved out of the apartment, she left a handful of her own kitchen lifehacks, including the pad. It's a small cotton(?) cover the size of your small cutting board. It's the housing for all items of frequent use that are washed or otherwise come in contact with water: the drinking glass for water, the knives, plus whatever small item that may need drying. If you put the drinking glass upside down on the pad, it dries downwards, so the salt from the local water doesn't end up dry on the bottom of the glass.

    I've been doing this with a folded paper towel which I replace once in a few days, it's pretty nice as I lack a drying rack (besides not having any space for that anyway!).

    3 votes